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Monday

Uses of the iPad:

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and John McCann of John McCann & Associates will present a seminar, “An Advanced Tutorial on the Uses of the iPad,” to help you take full advantage of the many uses of iPad technology. Free. 3-4:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org

Tuesday

SouthPark Chapter Power Up Luncheon:

Be a part of the next great thing by participating in the Charlotte Chamber’s SouthPark Chapter Power Up Challenge. Competing for a cash prize and package of in-kind services, local entrepreneurs and small business owners will present how their businesses can support the growth of Charlotte’s economy through innovation and entrepreneurial skills. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

“Lunch and Learn” Series:

Speaker Hilary Broadway will discuss “Business in the Cloud: Where is this Cloud?” at the Lake Norman Chamber’s lunch and learn series. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, Randy Marion Conference Room, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register: www.lakenormanchamber.org

Starting Your Business:

SCORE presents an introductory workshop focusing on the basics of testing business ideas and identifying key factors that influence startup success. Startup Basics provides an overview of the skills and tools needed when starting a business. Cost: $25. 1-4 p.m. at SCORE Office, 6302 Fairview Road. Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6mb35me6000f5ea

July 10

Workforce Development & Education Committee:

Natalie English, senior vice president of public policy at the Charlotte Chamber, and Jonathan Sink, associate general counsel for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will give a summary of education legislation and highlight the impact of the laws on the Charlotte community. 8-9:30 a.m. at Charlotte Chamber – Bank of America Briefing Center, 330 S. Tryon St. Details: www.charlottechamber.com/events

Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program:

The North Carolina ABC Commission will offer Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program (RASP) for managers and staff of any business with ABC permits. The public is welcome to attend and learn about the state’s ABC laws and regulations. The workshop is designed to address issues that affect business that sell alcohol. Free. Also Aug. 7. 10 a.m.- noon and 2-4 p.m. at Charlotte Fire Fighters Association, 2601 E. Seventh St. Register: http://abc.nc.gov/education/rasp/

Chamber Business Networking Luncheon:

Matthews Chamber will host a business networking luncheon with guest speaker, WCNC weather anchor Larry Sprinkle. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church, 2nd floor auditorium, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. Cost: $15-$20. Register: www.matthewschamber.org/

Healthcare Reform for Small Employers:

Brian Flynn of Group Benefit Solutions will provide an overview of new health care rules and will answer questions about how health care reform will impact small businesses. Cost: $35-$45 (lunch provided). 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Employers Association Conference Center, 3020 West Arrowood Road. Register: 704-522-8011; www.employersassoc.com/Custom/CourseRegistrationFormNEW/tabid/662/Default.aspx

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